The Swedish new variant of Chlamydia trachomatis

Unemo, Magnusa and Clarke, Ian N. (2011) The Swedish new variant of Chlamydia trachomatis. Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases, 24, (1), 62-69. (doi:10.1097/QCO.0b013e32834204d5). (PMID:21157332).


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The spread of nvCT had a substantial impact on C. trachomatis identification, epidemiology, and public health in Sweden. Lessons learned from this experience include the importance of investigating the incidence and epidemiology of infection in detail, the frequent participation in appropriate quality assurance schemes, and the careful design of diagnostic assays. The nvCT presents a unique opportunity to study the spread of a single C. trachomatis strain within both the human and bacterial populations; this may substantially increase our knowledge of epidemiology and transmission of chlamydial infections, and other sexually transmitted infections.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1097/QCO.0b013e32834204d5
ISSNs: 0951-7375 (print)
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Infection, Inflammation and Repair
ePrint ID: 190883
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
February 2011Published
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2011 09:02
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:41

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